BlackNorth Initiative

Work-Live Opportunity

Empowering Black Artists 

BlackNorth Initiative (BNI) and The Daniels Corporation (Daniels) are proud to announce a unique opportunity for Black-identifying artists and artist groups. BNI, in collaboration with Daniels, will be launching a request for proposals process directed to Black-identifying artists and artist groups for three work-live studios in the Regent Park neighbourhood of Toronto. Located on an award-winning ‘Living Lane’, the work-live studios will be within Daniels’ DuEast Condinimum and Artwork Tower communities. The work-live studios (two one-bedroom + studio units and one two-bedroom + studio unit) will be available at a special lease rate through participation in Daniels’ Social Impact Exchange and will be operated by Daniels Commercial Leasing. This program seeks to celebrate the existing arts community in Toronto and provide a unique opportunity that will support Black artists and creatives in developing their practice, showcasing their work, and building relationships in the community while working and living there. The launch date for the request for proposals process will be announced this Spring 2022.